Sharing joy and Christmas cheer

Wade Young, Contributing writer

Eileen Segna (left) of Aging Services for Communities in Montgomery delivers donated supplies from the Sharing Tree to the Montgomery Area Emergency Medical Services team to use in their on-call staffing area. The area is used for members who come from further away to work and spend the night so Montgomery’s ambulance service is staffed consistently 24 hours a day. Pictured next to Segna, from the left, are EMR Edgar Solorzano, EMT Sam Lieberman, EMT and Supply Steward Thomas Stonehouse, and Paramedic and Director Jason Gangloff. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

Every year in Montgomery, community members spread Christmas cheer and the joy of the holiday season with the Sharing Tree. The project brings together businesses, volunteers, and generous residents to ensure the holiday wishes of those in need are fulfilled.

Aging Services for Communities (ASC), the Happy Hour Bar, and CornerStone State Bank hosted Christmas trees decorated with cards that contain items wished for by residents who need a little cheer or help around the holidays.

This year, more than one hundred tags with Christmas wishes decorated the trees. According to Eileen Senga, who coordinates the program with ASC, all the Sharing Tree gift wishes have been filled. Boy Scouts from Troop 322 and parents delivered them on Friday, Dec. 15.

She said the successful season wouldn’t have been possible without the...

To see more on this story pick up the December 21, 2023 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger. 


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